The RECOMB Conference Series was founded in 1997 to provide a scientific forum for theoretical advances in computational biology and their applications in molecular biology and medicine.
The conference series aims at attracting research contributions in all areas of computational molecular biology. Typical, but not exclusive, the topics of interest are:
The origins of the conference came from the mathematical and computational side of the field, and there remains a certain focus on computational advances. However, the effective use of computational techniques to biological innovation is also an important aspect of the conference.
The conference has a growing number of attendees. Over 700 participants attended in 2007.
The conference program includes between 30-40 contributed papers that are selected by an international program committee of experts. The review process is rigorous and rivals editorial procedures of top-rate scientific journals. In previous years paper selection has been made from 130 submissions from well over a dozen countries.
There were also 300 poster presentations at RECOMB 2007 in two poster sessions.